Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Rossak, Wilhelm

Second Advisor

Ng, Peter A.


The concepts in this thesis discuss and evaluate the need for systems integration. As a conceptual architecture, the OSCATM architecture is investigated. A prototype of the CS Department distributed information system is built following the guidelines and standards of this conceptual architecture. This prototype is implemented in 'C'. RPC (remote procedure call) is used for the communication channel to implement the distributed environment. Conclusions and results that were achieved by implementing this prototype are presented. The main outcome of this thesis is the introduction of the infrastructure to the GenSIF framework.



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